Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
2013 photos & vids here
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Hi cigaline & warm welcome to my thread! I moved into this chalk quarry in 2006 & the Kestrels were already here with their nesthole in the cliff face opposite my house ... lucky enough to see four chicks fledge almost every year until 2012 when I got my first decent camera with enough zoom to record their antics! Alas, in 2013 the nest failed during heavy rains & a dramatic rescue was arranged to save the last remaining chick!
Since then there have been no more eggs laid following abandoned pairing in 2014 ... but always had a good number of visits by a male, Mr K, who liked to eat his prey on top of telegraph pole adjacent to nesthole! He was usurped during last year by a new, younger looking, male who I finally named Colin ... his visits are less frequent! During the lean years I have only witnessed a couple of visits from females ... I still live in hope of another successful nest here?
What a lovely coincidence cigaline, expect you know that Manston Airport is no longer operating, such a great shame as I personally miss the planes which never bothered the birds one bit ... please try to let us know about your baby ... in between feeds & nappy changes of course! Lol & good luck
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